What To Watch – Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The State of the Union Address will be taking up most of the oxygen in the room tonight, dominating broadcast TV from 9-11 (ET). But, we persevere!  The CW is offering up fresh new episodes of its superhero block, The Flash and Black Lightning (read our deep dive recaps to stay caught up), and Comedy Central is giving us the funnies with new Drunk History.  Its business as usual on basic cable tonight, SOTU be damned!


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8pm Hour:

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1st Choice:   The Flash. “A meta who can shrink anything he touches battles Team Flash. Cisco and Ralph get caught in his crossfire and are shrunk to miniature versions of themselves. Cecile realizes her pregnancy has caused her to have temporary powers and discovers she can hear other people’s thoughts, which unnerves Joe. Meanwhile, Barry meets someone with a mysterious connection to Henry Allen.”  The CW

2nd  Choice:   Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018. The reason many people watch the Super Bowl at all is for what happens between the plays.  The commercials! Catch up on the classics with this retrospective … CBS

3rd Choice:  The Fosters.  “Brandon and Grace plan the ultimate senior prank, which ends up going a little too far. Mariana and Mat make a huge decision about the future of their relationship.”  Freeform

9pm Hour:

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1st Choice:    Black Lightning.  Make sure you are caught up on last week’s episode with our deep dive recap. “As Jefferson Pierce tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning, Anissa starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.”   The CW

2nd Choice:    Who Killed Jane Doe? “Apple Valley in California’s Mojave Desert is the perfect place to hide a secret. When the body of an unidentified Jane Doe is discovered there in 1994, it takes almost two decades to bring a twisted tale of love, jealousy, and a horrible crime to light” ID

3rd Choice:  Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.  “Andrew eats the Civil War-era foods that fueled the notorious James-Younger gang.” Travel

10pm Hour:

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1st Choice:   Drunk History.  Dangerous Minds Theme.  “Taran Killam, Jerry O’Connell and Bob Odenkirk explore the lives of Jack Parsons, William Chester Minor and Rasputin.”” Comedy Central

2nd Choice:  Undercover High. “A shooting takes the life of a former student and sends waves through the Highland Park community” A&E

3rd Choice:   Hunting Hitler.   “Mike and James excavate the grounds of a remote Alpine hotel in search of buried Nazi dead drops. In Rome, Lenny and Gerrard make a shocking discovery that implicates some of the world’s most powerful people.” History

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